Speckled Sussex, Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DiAntunes, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. DiAntunes

    DiAntunes New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    I wanted to see if there is anyone out there who is more experienced than I am with this sort of thing. I got a Speckled Sussex chick about 5-6 months ago. It was supposed to be a female but, of course, there is always that small margin for error. I really like this chicken (I hope it is a chicken), and it is a breed that is supposed to be a rather good layer. I would be very disappointed if he was a rooster, but oddly, it is one of the tamest we have in our little flock.

    So far, everything points for it being a rooster (no crowing, though). But I wanted to ask what you think. Here are some pictures. I hope they are good enough, they were taken with a cellphone camera.

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  2. Shireshome

    Shireshome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is most certainly a rooster. He's very handsome though!
     
  3. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2. You might want to hang on to him if you can have roosters since he has such a nice personality.
     
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  4. DiAntunes

    DiAntunes New Egg

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    I knew it!

    Thank you. Yes, he is handsome :)

    Like I said, one of the tamest in the flock, which is a nice change from the aggressive guy (towards the chickens and humans) we had before. I hope he does not become a nuisance to the neighbors. Roosters are not allowed in the city of Seattle. Sshhhh~ don't tell anyone he's here ;)
     
  5. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X3 cockerel
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have to agree as well, cockerel!
     
  7. Moonhair

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    so the feathers on the back, the ones that seem to "curve" are they what gives the Rooster away at this age? I ask because I have 3 Sussex purchased as chicks and they all seem to look alike ( the speckles are different on each) but two have lighter combs than the other. Thank you for your time
     

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